Jevtovic-Todorovic, Vesna

Vesna  Jevtovic-Todorovic

Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic

Primary Appointment

Professor, Anesthesiology

Education

  • MD, Medicine, University of Belgrade School of Medicine
  • PhD, Pharmacology, University of Illinois School of Medicine
  • Intern, Medicine, Loyola University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Anesthesiology, Washington University
  • MBA, Business and Administration, University of Virginia

Contact Information

Steele Wing 4751
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Telephone: 924-2283
Email: vj3w@virginia.edu

Research Interests

Mechanisms by which anesthetic drugs interact with neurotransmitter systems in the central nervous system to produce pharmacological and toxicological effects.

Research Description

Broadly, my research interests focus on mechanisms by which anesthetic drugs interact with neurotransmitter systems in the central nervous system to produce both pharmacological and toxicological effects. My primary interests thus far have centered on the identification and characterization of neurotoxic properties of commonly used intravenous and inhalational anesthetics with special emphasis on NMDA antagonist class of general anesthetics. It had extended to include several studies that have looked at the pharmacological ways of protection against this type of neurotoxicity. This research is federally funded by NIA/NIH.

Another important aspect of my research is focused on pathophysiology and pharmacology of the neuropathic pain using whole animal models and variety of neurobehavioral tests. This research is federally funded by NIDA/NIH.

Selected Publications